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Section 504 Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants

US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Loans for very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

About the Award:

Loans for very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Heat Source Replacement, Mold Remediation, Ventilation Installation, Insulation Improvements

Funding Details:

  • Maximum grant is $10,000
  • Maximum loan is $40,000 (can be combined)
  • Loans can be repaid over 20 years
Award Type:
Loan Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2014, Marilyn Wagner, a tribal elder on the Warm Springs Reservation received a $6,846 grant to remediate health and safety hazards in her home. This included installing a new wood stove chimney and remediating moisture and rot issues with the ceiling and floor tiles. [Source]

Typical Application Period: Rolling

Notes:

Recipients of program loans hoping to fund a project on tribal trust land are required to provide a deed of trust as a form of security for the loan. As this part of the application process can be difficult to navigate, close collaboration between loan recipients, USDA, BIA, and other involved parties is recommended.

Contact:

Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

last modified: 2019-09-16 13:37:06

Lead and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Programs

US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

Grants available for researching housing-related health hazards.

About the Award:

HUD is especially interested in applications that will advance our knowledge on priority healthy homes issues by addressing important gaps in the science related to the accurate and efficient identification of hazards and the implementation of cost effective hazard mitigation This funding is split into two different programs: the Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies programs. The Lead Technical Studies program is intended to fund projects focused on improving the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of methods for evaluation and control of residential lead-based paint hazards. The Healthy Homes Technical Studies program is intended to fund projects focused on the development and evaluation of cost-effective methods of monitoring, reducing, and preventing housing-related hazards, among other objectives. HUD is especially interested in funding practical, applied research that can directly inform policies and practices to reduce the prevalence and severity of residential health and safety hazards and improve the health and well being of residents.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Monitoring, Heat Source Replacement, Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Lead Remediation

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $7,000,000
  • Expected Number of Awards: 11

For Lead Technical Study

  • Minimum Amount: $300,000
  • Maximum Amount: $700,000

For Healthy Homes Technical Study

  • Minimum Amount: $300,000
  • Maximum Amount: $1,000,000
Award Type:
Cooperative Agreement
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2013, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium was awarded $743,044 through this grant to fund indoor air quality remediations in the homes of four Alaska Native villages. This project also involved monitoring changes in air quality indicators in response to interventions. This project also administered educational materials and provided home-based education for participating residents.

Typical Application Period: 2019 Date: June - July. Varies depending on year, but usually March - April.

Notes:

These programs do not require cost sharing, matching or leveraging. The amount of LTS grant funds used for construction activities, e.g., to conduct repair or substantial rehabilitation that is necessary to conduct the proposed study, may not exceed 20% of the total HUD funds awarded.

    Contact:

    J.Kofi.Berko@hud.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-17 07:14:20

    Lead Hazard Reduction Grant

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    Grants available for funding lead hazard control efforts.

    About the Award:

    This grant available to tribes can be used to fund lead hazard control efforts that ensure the long-term safety of the building occupants. This could equate to changes made to existing structures or the construction of lead-safe units. Projects should target lead hazard control efforts in housing units with children under 6 at great risk of lead poisoning and build local capacity for safely and effectively addressing health and safety hazards. Projects should collect pre- and post-intervention blood lead level data. The period of performance is expected to be a 42-month project and budget period. Native American tribal applicants (principal applicants and partner applicants) are eligible to apply for this program only if they have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized lead-based paint training and certification program as of the submission deadline date. Tribes that currently meet this specification include the Cherokee Nation, Lower Sioux Nation, Upper Sioux Community, and Bois Forte Band.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Lead Remediation, Rehabilitation, Outreach, Data Collection

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $324,000,000
    • Expected Number of Awards: 70
    • Minimum Grant: $1,000,000 per project period
    • Maximum Grant: $9,100,000 per project period
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Contaminants covered:
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: 2019 Period: June - August. Varies year to year, and announced with NOFA.

    Notes:

    A minimum of 10% of the requested funding must be matched by the grantee (in-kind donations can be used for matching).

    Contact:

    Yolanda.A.Brown@hud.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-09 12:59:46

    Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    Grant allows tribes to conduct healthy homes retrofits on existing homes.

    About the Award:

    This grant allows tribes to conduct retrofits on their existing housing stock to improve environmental health conditions within the home. It is unclear whether or not this grant opportunity will be renewed in subsequent years.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Asthma Remediation, Education/Outreach, Weatherization, Heat Source Replacement, Woodstove Replacement, Lead Remediation

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $12,000,000
    • Expected Number of Awards: 12
    • Minimum Grant: $500,000
    • Maximum Grant: $1,000,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: June - August

    Contact:

    Michelle.M.Miller@hud.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-17 07:14:53
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    ​Tribal Set-Aside for Low-Income Weatherization

    Bonneville Power Administration

    Grants for tribes in Bonneville Power Administration's service area to conduct weatherization and healthy homes outreach and coordination.

    About the Award:

    BPA provides direct funding to tribal governments to implement outreach and coordination with tribal members. Additional funding is provided to qualified tribal programs for implementing auditing, installation, and monitoring services. Up to 30% of the grants can be used for health and safety (air quality, mold mitigation, ventilation, radon testing and mitigation, etc). Tribes that use these funds for weatherization programs must follow the air quality guidelines of the DOE program and ASHRAE standards.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Weatherization, Energy Efficiency, Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, HVAC upgrades.

    Funding Details:

    • Average Annual Amount Available: $550,000
    • 2018-2019 Tribes Using funds for Weatherization: 5
    • Expected Award Range: $15,000 to $100,000 per year
    • There is no minimum funding award.

    Program Highlights:

    The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has nearly 30 percent of the tribe now heating and cooling their homes with ductless heat pumps. In partnership with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and funding from Clallam County Public Utility District, the tribe recently installed 57 ductless heat pumps in tribal members' homes. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    caikakoula@bpa.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-19 11:44:49

    Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI)

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Grants for organizations and tribal governments to support housing and community development subgrantees in rural areas.

    About the Award:

    RCDI grants are awarded to qualified intermediary organizations, including nonprofits and federally recognized tribes, that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community. Applicants are required to match funds equal to grant rewarded, and in-kind contributions may not be used as matching funds. This grant cannot be used for direct construction or remediation. 

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Training, Technical Assistance, Education, Energy Audit Training

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $6,000,000
    • Estimated Number of Awards: 34
    • Minimum Grant: $50,000
    • Maximum Grant: $250,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Application dates announced upon release of NOSA via Federal Register. For 2019, Applications accepted from March to June, though application periods vary year to year.

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

    last modified: 2019-09-09 12:06:16
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    Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Grants and loans for agricultural producers and small businesses to conduct and promote energy audits, and provide renewable energy development assistance.

    About the Award:

    This grant is intended to aid with the establishment of a program that assists agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations. This can include energy efficiency audits and renewable energy technical assistance. This program is intended to serve commercial and industrial entities, not residential buildings.  

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Energy Audits, Technical Assistance

    Funding Details:

    • 4% of all Rural Energy for America Programs annual funding is distributed to this program.
    • Total Program funding is approximately $50 million with an estimated 1,000 awards.
    • Maximum grant total cannot exceed $100,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Notes:

    Agricultural producers or small businesses that receive energy audits through this program must pay at least 25% of the cost of the energy audit. Rural utility providers are only eligible if they are considered electrical cooperatives or tribal entities.

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Contact your State Energy Coordinator

    last modified: 2019-09-06 11:40:12

    533 Housing Preservation Grant

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Grant intended to make repairs to homes of low-income residents in rural areas.

    About the Award:

    Grant intended to make repairs to homes of low-income residents in rural areas.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, Water Disposal Systems, HVAC Upgrades

    Funding Details:

    • For FY 2019, total funding was $15,888,420
    • Average grant of $25,000 to $50,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Application dates announced upon release of NOSA via Federal Register. For 2019, May to July.

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Contact your local Rural Development Office

    last modified: 2019-08-30 10:41:11
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    Section 502 Direct Loan Program

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Loans for low-income residents to fund housing repair and purchasing a new home.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    This program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Healthy Homes Construction, Weatherization, Insulation, Heat Source Replacement, Ventilation, HVAC Upgrade

    Funding Details:

    Amount of assistance allowed is dependent on adjusted family income up to 33 year payback period (38 years for very low income).

    Award Type:
    Loan
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Notes:

    Recipients of program loans hoping to fund a project on tribal trust land are required to provide a deed of trust as a form of security for the loan. As this part of the application process can be difficult to navigate, close collaboration between loan recipients, USDA, BIA, and other involved parties is recommended.

    last modified: 2019-09-16 11:55:41
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    Housing Improvement Program

    Bureau of Indian Affairs

    Grant for low-income tribal residents to repair, renovate, and replace their housing.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    This grant is available for low-income members of tribes with no immediate source of housing assistance. These grants can be used by homeowners for interim improvements, repairs & renovations, replacement housing, and new housing projects.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Ventilation, Heat Source Replacement, Energy Efficiency, Structural Improvements

    Funding Details:

    • Approximately an average of $8 million available nationally. 
    • Up to $7,500 awarded for interim improvements for conditions that threaten the health of the resident.
    • Up to $60,000 awarded for repairs and replacements that bring the dwelling up to code.
    • Grant provides a modest replacement home if a building cannot be brought up to standards.
    • Provides a modest new home to landowners who have yet to develop their piece of land.
    Award Type:
    Grant Home Repairs
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    last modified: 2019-09-16 12:03:22
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    Puget Sound Wood Stove Program

    Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

    Residents of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties can receive funds for performing a heat source replacement.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Residents of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties can receive $350 for recycling woodstoves that are not US EPA certified or were manufactured before 2000. Residents of Snohomish County can receive a $1,500 discount for replacing an uncertified or pre-2000 wood stove with an alternative heat source (i.e. heat pump, furnace, gas or pellet stove).

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $1500 for heat source replacement.
    • $350 for recycling of old wood stove.

    Typical Application Period: Due before 6/30/21, or when grant funding runs out

    Notes:

    Program eligible for homeowners or rental property owners

    Contact:

    woodstove@pscleanair.org

    last modified: 2019-09-16 11:56:32
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    Technical Assistance from the Office of Indian Energy

    Department of Energy

    This office provides free technical assistance for tribes or tribal organizations pursuing energy efficiency projects.

    About the Award:

    This resource doesn't offer a reward, but rather offers tribes technical assistance on tribal energy projects. This office provides tribes with three types of technical assistance: Technical Analysis, Financial Analysis, and Strategic Energy Planning. Technical Experts from DOE are available to provide up to 40 hours of support per project.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Energy Efficiency, Weatherization

    Award Type:
    Technical Assistance
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    indianenergy@hq.doe.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-06 11:47:52

    Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG)

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    Non-competitive grants used to fund a range of tribal affordable housing activities.

    About the Award:

    The Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) is a non-competitive, formula grant that provides a range of affordable housing activities on Indian reservations and Indian areas. Eligible IHBG recipients are Federally-recognized Indian tribes or their tribally designated housing entity (TDHE), and a limited number of state-recognized tribes who were funded under the Indian Housing Program authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA). These funds are managed either by the tribal housing departments or the TDHE.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Development, Ventilation, Weatherization, Heat Source Replacement, Rehabilitation

    Funding Details:

    • Funds are made available to eligible grant recipients through a formula with four basic components:
      • Need
      • Formula Current Assisted Stock
      • 1996 Minimum
      • Undisbursed IHBG funds factor
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    In 2017, the Salish and Kooteai Tribes used IHBG funds to complete 20 heating and ventilation upgrades and 25 units remediated for methamphetamine contamination. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Tribes and TDHES receive funding by submitting an annual Indian Housing Plan to ONAP. Due dates depend on program year.

    Contact:

    Contact your Area ONAP office.

    last modified: 2019-09-17 07:28:44

    Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    HUD offers competitive awards to tribes and TDHEs for housing construction and rehabilitation projects. 

    About the Award:

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers competitive IHBG grants in addition to the non-competitive formula grants administered through the IHBG program. Grant funds may be used to develop, maintain, and operate affordable housing in safe and healthy environments on Indian reservations and in other Indian areas, and carry out other affordable housing activities. Grant funds must be used to primarily benefit low-income Indian families. HUD strongly encourages new affordable housing construction projects that will increase the number of housing units available for low-income Indian families and help address the housing shortage in Indian Country. Additionally, HUD encourages housing rehabilitation projects that will increase the useful life of existing affordable housing units and alleviate substandard housing conditions. It is unclear whether or not this funding source will be available in subsequent years.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Construction, Ventilation, Weatherization, Heat Source Replacement, Overcrowding Remediation, Rehabilitation

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $198,000,000
    • Expected Number of Awards: 80
    • Minimum Grant: $100,000
    • Maximum Grant: $5,000,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Varies year to year. 2019 Period: 05/07/19-08/08/2019

    Notes:

    This Program does not require cost sharing, matching or leveraging. Grantees must comply with the requirements of NAHASDA.

    Contact:

    IHBGCompetitiveProgram@hud.gov

    last modified: 2019-09-17 09:20:55

    Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG)

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    Grant for housing remediation and economic development in native communities. 

    About the Award:

    The ICDBG Program provides eligible grantees with direct grants for use in developing viable Indian and Alaska Native Communities, including decent housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income persons. This funding can be used for housing rehabilitation, land acquisition, and housing construction.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Weatherization, Replacing Heat Source, Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure Repairs, Housing Development, Rehabilitation

    Funding Details:

    • Grant awards vary by ONAP region
    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $65,000,000
    • Expected Number of Awards: 75
    • Minimum Grant: $500,000 per project period
    • Maximum Grant: $4,000,000 per project period
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    In 2017, the Wrangell Cooperative Association and Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority collaborated to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality in 20 homes and reduce energy costs for residents. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Typically February to March

    last modified: 2019-09-17 09:33:46
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    Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Imminent Threat Funding

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    Imminent Threat grants are intended to alleviate or remove imminent threats towards health or safety.

    About the Award:

    This grant is a first come-first served program to eliminate or lessen problems which pose an imminent threat to public health or safety of tribal residents. The threat must be unique and unusual and not something that the tribe has known about for a long time. It must also impact the entire tribal service area, not just a few homes.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Fire Damage, Construction, Storm Remediation.

    Funding Details:

    • 5% of years's allocation for ICDBG funding.
    • Maximum Grant: $450,000 ($900,000 for project responding to Presidentially-declared emergencies)
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Contaminants covered:
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    In 2013, the Spokane Tribe Air Quality Program partnered with both the Spokane Water and Fish Program and Planning Department to apply for an ICDBG Imminent Threat Grant. This $450,000 grant funded the mitigation of air-based radon contamination in 21 homes and remediated radon contamination in the tribe's water system, through the installation of multiple filtration systems. [Source]

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    last modified: 2019-09-17 11:00:11
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    Title VI Loan Guarantee Program

    US Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD)

    Loans for IHBG borrowers to fund additional construction or repair efforts.

    About the Award:

    The purpose of the Title VI loan guarantee is to assist IHBG recipients (borrowers) who want to finance additional grant-eligible construction or development at today’s costs. This can be used to create new housing, rehabilitate housing, build infrastructure, construct community facilities, and acquire community land for housing, among other activities.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Development, Rehabilitation, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, Ventilation

    Funding Details:

    • Tribes use IHBG funds to leverage additional funds for larger projects
    • The maximum guarantee amount that a tribe/TDHE can borrow is approximately five times the need portion.
    • Tribes can stretch loan payments to up to 20 years.
    Award Type:
    Loan
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority (TNHA) used a loan for $6,672,170 to develop 24 affordable houses designed to maximize energy efficiency in this permanently cold climate. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    last modified: 2019-09-17 07:17:41

    Clean Air Act 103 Grants

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Grants offered to tribes through the Clean Air Act for the control and prevention of air pollution, both ambient and indoor.

    About the Award:

    This section of the Clean Air Act requires that funding be distributed to groups aiming to study or investigate the causes and prevention of air pollution. Funding has been used for community education and outreach, monitoring studies, training, home assessments and research on health impacts of air quality issues.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Community Outreach and Education, Training, Asthma Home Visits, Energy Audits, Partnership Building, and Pilots Projects

    Funding Details:

    • Funding Details dependent on Region.
    • For Region 10:
      • Total FY 2019 Tribal CAA Funding: ~$2,400,000
      • Minimum Grant: ~$25,000
      • Maximum Grant: ~$250,000
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) uses funds from CAA 103 to support its annual Air Quality subaward program. In 2018, the Native Village of Nuiqsut used ANTHC's subaward funds to place CO detectors in community households and collect data on peak exposure levels. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Check with local contact

    last modified: 2019-09-11 09:56:10

    Clean Air Act 105 Grants

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Grants offered to tribes through the Clean Air Act for the implementation of programs meant to control air pollution, both ambient and indoor.

    Eligible Applicants: Federally-Recognized Indian Tribe

    About the Award:

    Implementation of programs meant to control and prevent air pollution (ambient and indoor) or programs that implement the national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards described by the CAA.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    wood heating education, home assessments, community education and outreach, monitoring, training

    Funding Details:

    • Funding Details dependent on Region.
    • Tribes required to match up to 40% of the grant, unless they have been approved with Treatment as a State for the Clean Air Act.
      • If the tribe has Treatment as a State for CAA, the required match can be reduced to 5%.
      • In-kind resources can be used to match.
      • The match can be waived if the tribe can show that fulfilling the match would impose undue hardship.
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    The Tulalip Tribes, in Washington State, utilize a CAA 105 grant to help fund their Tulalip Air & Indoor Environments program. Indoor air activities that they conduct under 105 include conducting Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments in tribal homes, schools and office buildings, conducting IAQ outreach and education at health fairs and tribal community events, monitoring the indoor environment using low-cost sensor technology, and collaborating with Tulalip Housing to find and leverage outside funding for mitigation of IAQ hazards in tribal homes.

    Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Check local contact

    last modified: 2019-09-24 08:18:33
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    Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP)

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Grants meant to assist tribes in implementing their own environmental protection agencies.

    About the Award:

    The goal of GAP is to assist tribes and intertribal consortia in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Healthy Homes Training, Monitoring, Education/Outreach, Partnership Building, Home assessments

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: Regionally Dependent
    • Expected Number of Awards: Dependent on Region
    • Minimum Grant: $75,000
    • Maximum Grant: ~$128,000
      • Requests for more than $128,000 will be considered if
        needs are sufficiently justified and funding is available.
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    In 2017, the Hoonah Indian Association funded an indoor air quality assessment project through IGAP. They measured PM2.5 and CO levels in 65 homes. Through this study, they found that homes with wood stoves older than 20 years had higher PM2.5 levels than homes with younger wood stoves. They also identified a need for ventilation and weatherization improvements. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

    Notes:

    Work plan templates available for Air Quality-Related GAP work and Climate Change GAP work.

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Check local contact

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    State and Tribal Indoor Radon Grants

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Grants for tribes to address radon issues within existing homes or construct radon-safe homes.

    About the Award:

    Tribes that receive this grant can use these funds to either build new buildings with radon-reducing features or test and retrofit existing buildings. Tribes are required to provide a minimum of 25% of matching funds for the first year of the program and in-kind funds can be used for matching.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Radon remediation, radon-safe construction, partnership forming

    Funding Details:

    • Total National FY 2019 Funding: $7,789,000
    • No maximum or minimum grant.
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Contaminants covered:
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    The Navajo Nation used SIRG funding to radon test Head Start facilities, tribal buildings, institutions, public schools, daycare, health care centers, and private residences. This program also distributed information about radon-resistant new construction and the health risks associated with radon. Finally, these funds were used to provide hundreds of radon test kits to the Navajo Birth Cohort Study, an epidemiologic study of pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in a uranium-exposed population.

    Typical Application Period: Dependent on Region

    Contact:

    Dependent on Region - Check local contact

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    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    US Department of Health And Human Services

    Grants that can be used to assist with energy costs and fund weatherization improvements.

    About the Award:

    The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Through this program, grantees may provide low-cost residential weatherization and other cost-effective energy-related home repairs. States, tribes, and tribal consortia are administered funds based on an allocation formula that takes into consideration several variables, one being population size. More information about the LIHEAP allocation formula, including the way in which it distributes funds to tribes, can be found here. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Energy Home Repairs, Weatherization, energy efficiency, heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $40,709,847
    • Tribes can use up to 15% of funds allotted on weatherization or other low-cost energy-related home repairs
      • Tribes can apply for a waiver to use up to 25% of funds for these projects
    • Individuals receive funds in the form of direct repairs and subsidized energy bills.
    Award Type:
    Home Repairs
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    In 2007, the Makah Tribe's LIHEAP Program replaced 10 wood stoves using LIHEAP and HUD funds. LIHEAP continued to provide project assistance as the Makah Tribe replaced 45 wood stoves through 2011 using EPA funds. [source]

    Typical Application Period: July to September; 2019 date: 9/3/2019. Applications usually due to September 1st. Individuals can apply to this program year-round.

    Contact:

    Grantees should contact lauren.christopher@acf.hhs.gov. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work. 

    last modified: 2019-09-16 11:56:12

    Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Grant

    US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

    Grants for tribes to improve capacity to enforce and monitor compliance with environmental regulations.

    About the Award:

    The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws. Applicants may propose projects with project periods consisting of either 12, 24, or 36 months.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Indoor air monitoring, Healthy Homes training, Community Outreach

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $1,021,545
    • 2019 Expected Number of Awards: 4
    • 2019 Award Ceiling: $300,000 per budget period
    • 2019 Award Floor: $100,000 per budget period
    • 2019 Average Expected Award: $182,000 per budget period
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: January to April; 2019 Date: 4/15/2019. Application periods may vary year to year.

    Notes:

    Those interested in this grant should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.

    Contact:

    anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

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    Social and Economic Development Strategies

    US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

    Grants for tribes and tribal organizations funding community-focused environmental health projects.

    About the Award:

    The SEDS program is designed to support community-based projects that increase the ability for Native Americans to define and achieve their own economic and social goals and/or the capacity to exercise local control and decision-making to promote the interests of community members. Projects that promote improved access to care through coordinated local and regional approaches and through supporting environmental health are eligible for this grant funding. Applicants can propose projects on 12, 24 and 36-month scales.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Community Outreach, minor renovations, HEPA filters

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $8,400,907
    • 2019 Number of Awards: 25
    • 2019 Minimum Grant: $100,000 Per Budget Period
    • 2019 Maximum Grant: $400,000 Per Budget Period
    • 2019 Average Grant: $280,000 Per Budget Period
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    From 2009-2012, the Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians used $340,069 in grant funding to establish the Siletz Tribal Energy Program (STEP). This program was developed with the mission of addressing tribal energy-related challenges and coordinating energy efficiency work across Tribal agencies. Using grant funding, STEP established new building codes, organized Healthy Homes trainings for staff, and conducted outreach and energy audits in a number of households. [Source]

    Typical Application Period: Typically January to April. Application periods may vary in future years.

    Notes:

    Alaska Native Villages have a separate application portal. Those interested in applying for this program should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.

    Contact:

    anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

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    Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

    Department of Energy

    Grants for residents to make energy efficiency improvements and address health hazards within the home.

    About the Award:

    This grant is meant to improve energy efficiency in low-income households through weatherization improvements and upgrades. Individual households apply for this program through a local weatherization provider. Weatherization agencies will work with the tribes to provide services in a community. Clients are referred by the tribe to the agency to submit their individual application. Often the tribes work with the agency to identify potential workers for the weatherization program.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    ventilation, insulation, sealing ducts and pipes, Bathroom fans, health and safety testing, Air sealing, heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    The weatherization program evaluates the individual home for eligible energy savings measures and for health and safety issues that need to be addressed. Repairs are limited to those items that would be critical to the installation of a weatherization measure. Health and Safety improvements are usually related to Lead-Based Paint, Asbestos, mold, moisture, and poor indoor air quality. Every home receives ventilation equipment to ensure healthy indoor air quality over the long term.

    Award Type:
    Home Repairs
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

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    AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants (CFDA No. 94.006)

    Corporation for National and Community Service

    Grants and AmeriCorps service members offered to tribes and tribal organizations to support community-focused housing and health projects.

    About the Award:

    This grant offers an AmeriCorps member and operating funds for projects focused on one of these priority areas: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families. Applicants interested in using this grant to support indoor air work must demonstrate the project's applicability to the Healthy Futures and Economic Opportunities priority areas.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Ventilation, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, Community Outreach, Training

    Funding Details:

    Grants can take the form of a cost-reimbursement or a Fixed Amount, but the availability of a Full-Time Fixed Amount grant is limited. Maximum funding for FY 2019 was $15,192, for both reimbursement and fixed amount grants.

    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    Chinle Chapter Government in 2017 used this grant to provide minor home improvements, weatherization, and construction.
    [source]

    Typical Application Period: For 2019, February - May

    Contact:

    americorpsgrants@cns.gov

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    Community Air Grant

    California Air Resources Board

    Grants for California tribes to improve capacity to reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions.

    About the Award:

    The Air Grants Program aim is to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Community engagement/outreach, hiring technical experts & consultants, monitoring, data analysis

    Funding Details:

    • Total FY 2019 Funding: $5,000,000
    • 2019 Maximum Grant: $100,000 for Education Projects, $300,000 for Technical Project
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    California

    Program Highlights:

    Starting in 2018, the Southern California Tribal Community Air Monitoring Project, run through the Pala Band of Mission Indians, is using this funding source to deploy six low-cost air quality sensors to monitor conditions at the reservation. Data will be transmitted through a cellular network and displayed on a website accessible to tribal community members. [source]

    Typical Application Period: Typically due in the Summer; 2019 Application due: 9/30/19

    Contact:

    AirGrants@arb.ca.gov

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    Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

    US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

    Collaborative grants for tribal colleges and universities to research environmental challenges impacting agricultural communities. 

    Eligible Applicants: Tribal College or University

    About the Award:

    This grant is available to 1994 Tribal Colleges (designated by 2018 farm bill) that are looking to build institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food, agricultural or natural resource sciences. Grants are collaborative, meaning projects must involve at least one additional partner. Projects focused on indoor air quality must demonstrate that indoor air quality affects farmers and ranchers within their community.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Improving indoor air quality for tribal farmers and ranchers, ventilation, Chemical Changeout

    Funding Details:

    • For FY 2019, $3.7 million will be awarded. 
    • 80% of applications are funded. 
    • Minimum 2019 Grant: $60,000 
    • Maximum 2019 Grant: $500,000.
    Regions:
    National

    Program Highlights:

    There has yet to be a project completed with a focus on indoor air.

    Typical Application Period: For 2019: June through early November; For 2018: March through April

    Contact:

    erin.riley@usda.gov

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    Olympic Wood Stove Replacement Program

    Olympic Region Clean Air Agency

    Residents of densely populated regions of Thurston, Mason, and Clallam Counties in Washington can receive funds for replacing inefficient woodstoves.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Residents of the most densely populated regions of Thurston, Mason, and Clallam Counties in Washington that burn at least 1 cord of wood per year can receive money for replacing a pre-2000 certified wood stove, a pre-2000 certified fireplace insert, an uncertified wood stove, and an uncertified fireplace insert. Residents can also receive a monetary sum for removing an old, uncertified stove without installing a new gas or electric appliance through a Wood Stove Bounty program. Navigate to the map tool on the program page to see whether your home falls within one of the qualifying regions.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $1,200 for changing out a stove for a natural gas system
    • $1,800 for changing out a stove for a ductless heat pump

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    info@orcaa.org, 360-539-7610

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    Yakima Wood Stove Changeout Program

    Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency

    Residents of Yakima County may be eligible to receive a voucher to replace their old wood stove with an efficient heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Residents of Yakima County can receive vouchers for replacing their uncertified wood stoves with an efficient heat source. 

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $250 bounty for old, uncertified wood stoves
    Regions:
    Yakima County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    (509) 834-2050 Ext.110

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    Spokane Wood Stove Changeout Program

    Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

    Residents of Spokane County are eligible to receive a voucher for replacing their old wood stove with an efficient, new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Homeowners in Spokane County that heat with a non-EPA certified wood-burning stove or one that was made prior to 1999 can save on an upgrade to new wood, pellet, or gas devices or a ductless, mini-split-system heat pump. Residents must use a wood stove as a primary or secondary heat source regularly.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    Savings range from $700-$1500 depending on the replacement system and is subtracted from the price of a new system, which typically starts at $3,000.

    Regions:
    Spokane County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    woodstoves@spokanecleanair.org

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    Idaho Wood Stove Replacements and Tax Deductions

    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

    Homeowners in Idaho that purchase a new efficient heat source to replace an uncertified stove can deduct a portion of the cost on their taxes.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Idaho homeowners looking to replace an old, uncertified wood stove with a new natural gas or propane heating unit, pellet stove, or EPA-certified woodstove can deduct 40% of the cost of the purchase and installation of the new unit. To do this, homeowners must receive proof of proper disposal of their old unit by visiting a DEQ-approved site. This tax deduction is only available to people filling out Idaho state income tax returns.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    Deduct 40% of the cost of the purchase and installation within the year the wood stove is replaced. Thereafter, you may deduct 20% of the cost of purchase and professional installation per year for the next 3 years. The total annual deduction cannot exceed $5,000.

    Regions:
    Idaho

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    Idaho Tax Commission - (208) 334-7660

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    Southeastern Idaho Wood Heating Changeout Program

    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Homeowners that have a non-EPA certified or old wood stove can apply to receive a $500 rebate when purchasing and installing a new qualified heating appliance from an approved vendor. Applicants must be located within the counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Oneida, or Power. The replaced wood stove must be recycled at an approved recycling center. Apply by obtaining a Southeast Idaho Woodstove Changeout application at the DEQ Pocatello Regional office.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    $500 rebate for replacing an inefficient wood stove

    Regions:
    Idaho

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    Call the DEQ Pocatello Regional office - (208) 236-6160

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    Fairbanks North Star Borough Change Out Program

    Fairbanks North Star Borough

    Homeowners located in the Air Quality Control Zone of Fairbanks can receive a rebate for a heat source replacement.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Homeowners and business owners within the Air Quality Control Zone of the Fairbanks North Star Borough can receive a substantial rebate for exchanging their old, inefficient wood stoves, coal stoves, or outdoors wood boilers for other heat sources. The replacement heat source must be one of the following: an appliance designed to use home heating oil (excluding waste/used oil), natural gas, propane, hot water district heat, electricity or emergency power system (i.e generator), or an EPA Certified Pellet Stove or Catalytic Wood Stove with an emission rating of 2.0 grams/hour or less. Some residents may be eligible for a repair instead of replacement.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • Funding allotments dependent on the system being replaced and the funding available. To find current incentive levels, visit the program website.

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Notes:

    Link to application here.

    Contact:

    aqip@fnsb.us

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    Wood Stove Changeout Program in North Carolina

    American Lung Association (ALA)

    Residents in parts of North Carolina can receive a voucher to replace their old wood stove with a more efficient heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The American Lung Association in North Carolina is providing vouchers for residents to replace their old wood and coal stoves with EPA-certified appliances. Residential property owners in Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Mecklenburg, and Swain counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) community may be eligible for vouchers. Vouchers are available for a number of new heating appliances, including certified wood stoves, heat pumps, pellet stoves, and furnaces.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $750 - $4,500 for replacing with a certified wood stove
    • $1,500 - $4,500 for replacing with a pellet stove, gas stove, and heat pump
    • $6,000 - $10,000 for replacing with a hydronic heater or gas furnace
    • $300 for replacing with a catalyst heater
    Regions:
    North Carolina

    Typical Application Period: Ongoing

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    Residential Pellet Stove Program

    New York State Energy Research And Development Authority (NYSERDA)

    NY Homeowners can receive a voucher for replacing an old wood or pellet stove with an EPA-certified pellet stove.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    New York State is offering homeowners a voucher for replacing an old wood or pellet stove with a new EPA-certified pellet stove. All NY residents can receive up to $1,500 for this replacement, while low-income residents can earn up to $2,500 for this replacement. Homeowners are encouraged to contact a participating contractor if they are interested in this program.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $1,500 for the purchase of a new pellet stove with the recycling of an existing wood, pellet stove, or insert (with firebox), in a primary residence
    • Households with income up to 80% of the state or county median can qualify for an incentive of up to $2,500 for recycling an old wood or pellet stove and replacing it with a new one.
    Award Type:
    Grant
    Regions:
    New York

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

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    Maine Energy Upgrades

    Efficiency Maine

    Maine homeowners of any income are eligible for a number of energy upgrade rebates.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Maine homeowners of any income are eligible to receive rebates for a number of energy upgrades, including the installation of an energy-efficient biomass boiler or furnace, a ductless heat pump, air sealing and energy assessments, insulation, and a room air purifier.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, Weatherization, Energy Assessments

    Funding Details:

    • For pellet boiler systems, 1/3 of project cost (up to $6,000)
    • For air sealing and energy assessments, up to $500
    • For furnaces, up to $500
    • For heat pumps, up to $750
    • For insulation, up to $3,000
    • For room air purifiers, up to $50
    Regions:
    Maine

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Notes:

    Homeowners may take advantage of one of Efficiency Maine's Home Energy Loans to help pay for energy upgrades.

    Contact:

    Contact your local Residential Registered Vendor

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    Montana Alternative Energy System State Tax Credit

    Montana Department of Environmental Quality

    Montana residents that install an EPA-certified biomass appliance are eligible for a tax credit.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Montana tax-payers who complete the installation of an EPA-certified biomass appliance can receive $500 (individual) or $1,000 (joint-filings) in tax credits. Eligible upgrade appliances include wood or pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, furnaces, any pellet-fueled appliance, and a qualifying masonry heater. 

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat Source Replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $500 in tax credits for individuals completing this heat source upgrade
    • $1,000 in tax credits for joint-filing residents completing this heat source upgrade
    Regions:
    Montana

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

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    Lassen County Woodsmoke Reduction Program

    Lassen County Air Pollution Control District

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program is funded by California Climate Investments and administered by local air districts. This program provides an incentive voucher to replace a pre-1988 or homemade non-EPA certified wood-burning stove or fireplace that is used as a primary source of heat with either an EPA-certified woodstove or insert, or natural gas, propane, or electric heating device. 

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • Vouchers of $1500 are available to all Lassen County residents with qualifying devices, who have not received a wood smoke reduction grant within the last 5 years. 
    • For low-income residents or those living in census tracts designated low-income or disadvantaged areas, enhanced vouchers of $3000 are available.
    Regions:
    Lassen County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    eedholm@cityofsusanville.org

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    Multi-County Woodsmoke Reduction Program & Greater Portola Wood Stove Change-Out Program

    Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District

    Residents of Plumas, Sierra, and Nevada Counties, and residents of Portola are eligible to receive vouchers for replacing inefficient wood stoves with an efficient heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    As of August 2019, the Multi-County Program is delaying funding decisions potentially to early 2020. Interested participants can join a waitlist that will be capped at 70 people. The Portola area only program is still running.

    The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District currently has 2 wood stove change-out programs! One is for all of Plumas, Sierra and Nevada County except the Portola area. The other is for the Portola area only. Both programs are designed to help households replace non-EPA certified wood stove or insert used as a primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. Open hearth fireplaces may be eligible for each Program if the fireplace is used as a primary source of heat (documentation required). Each Program will offer Vouchers towards the purchase and installation of a new EPA-certified woodstove, fireplace wood insert, gas (natural gas or propane), or electric device. Participants have four weeks to purchase a new device after receiving a voucher.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    For the Multi-County Woodsmoke Reduction Program 

    • $3,500 for residents of low-income communities as defined by this map.
      • Low-income residents outside of these areas can qualify via proof of enrollment in a low-income assistance program.
    • $1,000 for all other residents.

    For the Greater Portola Wood Stove Change-Out Program

    Residents INSIDE the City of Portola Sphere of Influence

    • Up to $3,500 to replace a qualified wood heating device with an EPA certified wood-burning device.
    • Up to $4,500 to replace a qualified wood heating device with an EPA certified Pellet, Propane or Kerosene heating devices

    Residents OUTSIDE the City of Portola Sphere of Influence and Within the Nonattainment Area

    • Up to $1,500 to replace a qualified wood heating device with an EPA certified wood-burning device.
    • Up to $3,000 to replace a qualified wood heating device with a Pellet, Propane or Kerosene 
    • Up to $3,500 for low-income residents to replace a qualified wood heating device with an EPA certified wood-burning device.
    • Up to $4,500 for low-income residents to replace a qualified wood heating device with a Pellet, Propane or Kerosene heater.

    Typical Application Period: Rolling. Applications accepted until August 2020 (or until funds run out)

    Notes:

    Non-EPA certified wood stoves and inserts are defined for the multi-county program as pre-1987 and for the Portola program as appliances older than 20 years. For the Portola program, in some cases, repairs may be funded rather than replacements.

    Contact:

    sam@myairdistrict.com for multi-county program; julie@myairdistrict.com for Portola program

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    Glenn County Wood Smoke Reduction Pilot Program

    Glenn County Air Pollution Control District

    Residents of Glenn County are eligible to receiver a voucher in exchange for replacing an inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    This program provides an incentive voucher to replace a pre-1988 or homemade non-EPA certified wood-burning stove or fireplace that is used as a primary source of heat with either an EPA-certified woodstove or insert, or a natural gas, propane, or electric heating device. Mobile homes, second homes, and rentals are also eligible. Within the 4 weeks, the applicant must simply select a replacement device from a participating retailer and use the voucher toward the price.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $3,500 vouchers for Low-income resident as deemed eligible by this map.
    • $1,000 vouchers for all other residents.
    • Funding for this program is limited. New funding may become available in early 2020
    Regions:
    Glenn County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    iledbetter@countyofglenn.net

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    Lake County Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program

    Lake County Air Quality Management District

    Residents of Lake County are eligible for a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Program is designed to help households replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. This voucher can go towards the purchase and installation of a new, EPA-certified woodstove, wood insert, gas or an electric device.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • Enhanced voucher for low-income residents deemed eligible by this map
      • Low-income residents outside of these areas are eligible if they provide and can provide income level documentation
    • Standard voucher for all other residents that replace their wood stove with an EPA certified appliance.
      • Potential bonus for replacing a system with a 2020 certified appliance.
    Regions:
    Lake County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    fahmya@lcaqmd.net

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    Feather River Woodsmoke Reduction Program

    Feather River Air Quality Management District

    Residents of Yuba and Sutter Counties are eligible for a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    *** This program currently does not have the funding necessary to initiate changeouts but is still accepting applications *** The Program is designed to help households replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient device. The voucher should be applied to the purchase and installation of a new, EPA-certified woodstove, wood insert, gas or an electric device. Residents of Yuba and Sutter Counties are eligible.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $3,500 for residents of Low-income communities as designated by this map.
      • Low-income households outside of these communities are eligible if they provide evidence of enrollment in a low-income assistance program or household income at or below 80 percent of the statewide median household income.
    • $1,000 for all other residents of Yuba and Sutter Counties

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    fraqmd@fraqmd.org

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    El Dorado Chimney Smoke Reduction Incentive Program

    El Dorado County Air Quality Management District

    Residents of El Dorado, Placer, and Amador Counties are eligible for a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    This program is meant to encourage homeowners in El Dorado, Placer, and Amador Counties to permanently remove or replace older non-EPA certified wood stoves or eligible fireplaces with cleaner-burning devices to improve winter air quality through reduction of particulate matter (PM) emissions caused by inefficient residential wood combustion. Participants must first acquire Pre-Approval from AQMD. Rentals are eligible with some restrictions. Requirements are slightly different for Amador County residents.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $500 for removal of old wood-burning device and replacement with a new EPA Phase II certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or pellet stove.
    • $600 for removal of old wood-burning device and use of existing or installation of a new electric, natural gas or propane furnace or appliance.
    • Extra $300 available for Tahoe applicants

    Program Highlights:

    1074 changeouts have been performed through this program as of August 2019.

    Typical Application Period: Rolling. Applications will be accepted until funding is depleted.

    Contact:

    Call (530) 621-7501 to start with pre-application process

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    Sacramento County Wood Stove & Fireplace Incentive Programs

    Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

    Residents of the Sacramento County are eligible for a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Sac Metro Air District has funding to help Sacramento County residents replace older, more polluting units with cleaner-burning, U.S. EPA certified or equivalent units. This program host low income incentives and non-low income incentives, though currently the program is only offering low income incentives. Eligible applicants must live in Sacramento County and meet household income limits set by Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) guidelines for California.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $1,500 voucher for the purchase and installation of a qualifying replacement.

    Typical Application Period: Rolling until funds are exhausted

    Contact:

    woodstove@airquality.org

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    Yolo-Solano Woodsmoke Reduction Program

    Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District

    Residents of Yolo and Solano Counties are eligible for a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District is now offering a new incentive program to residents that live within the District to replace their old, non-EPA certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open-hearth fireplace with a newer, cleaner burning device, such as an EPA certified woodstove/insert or a natural gas, propane, or electric heating device. Applicants must have an old, non-EPA certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open hearth fireplace that is used as the primary source of heat in the home. This program is open to homeowners and renters.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $3,500 voucher for low-income residents who are in a low-income assistance program or make a total household income of less than $49,454.
    • Non-low-income residents are eligible for a $1000 voucher.

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    woodstove@ysaqmd.org

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    Calaveras County Woodstove Changeout Grant Program

    Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District

    Residents of Calaveras County are eligible to receive a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Program is designed to help households in Calaveras County replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient certified device. To be eligible for the Program, a homeowner or renter (Applicant) must be using an uncertified wood stove or wood insert as a primary heat source. The Program is available to both homeowners and renters. Participants can use this voucher to purchase one of the following heating appliances:

    • a U.S. EPA certified wood stove or wood fireplace insert with emission rates not to exceed 2.0 grams/hour for non-catalytic and catalytic stoves;
    • Natural gas home heating device;
    • Pellet stoves/inserts
    • Ductless mini-split heat pumps
    • Propane gas home heating device or;
    • Electric home heating device.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $3,500 for residents of Low-income communities as designated by this map.
      • Low-income households outside of these communities are eligible if they provide evidence of enrollment in a low-income assistance program or household income at or below 80 percent of the statewide median household income.
    • $1,000 for all other residents of Calaveras County.
    Regions:
    Calaveras County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    dcarson@co.calaveras.ca.us

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    Tuolumne County Woodsmoke Reduction Program

    Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District

    Residents of Tuolumne County can receive a voucher for replacing their inefficient wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Program is designed to help households in Tuolumne County replace an uncertified wood stove or insert used as the primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient certified device. To be eligible for the Program, a homeowner or renter (Applicant) must be using an uncertified wood stove or wood insert as a primary heat source. Participants can use this voucher to purchase one of the following heating appliances:

    • a U.S. EPA certified wood stove or wood fireplace insert with emission rates not to exceed 4.5 grams/hour and 2.5 grams/hour for non-catalytic and catalytic stoves, respectively;
    • Natural gas home heating device;
    • Propane gas home heating device or;
    • Electric home heating device.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $3,500 for residents of Low-income communities as designated by this map.
      • Low-income households outside of these communities are eligible if they provide evidence of enrollment in a low-income assistance program or household income at or below 80 percent of the statewide median household income.
    • $1,000 for all other residents of Tuolumne County.
    Regions:
    Tuolumne County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    AirPollution@tuolumnecounty.ca.gov

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    Bay Area Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District

    Residents of the Bay Area Air District may be eligible to receive a voucher for replacing their wood stove with a new heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Homeowners in Bay Area High Wood Smoke Areas and Impacted Communities, as identified by the Air District's CARE program, can receive a voucher for the purchase and installation of a new, efficient heating appliance, and the removal of the old system. 

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $800,000 available as of January 2018.
    • $1,000 voucher for installing a natural gas or propane-fueled stove.
    • $1,000 voucher for installing a . natural gas or propane-fueled fireplace insert.
    • $3,500 voucher for installing an electric heat pump.
    • $750 to decommission a fireplace or freestanding wood/pellet stove.

    Additional Funding for Qualifying Highly Impacted Residents

    Regions:
    Bay Area

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    woodsmokegrants@baaqmd.gov

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    San Joaquin Valley Burn Cleaner Program

    San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Residents of the San Joaquin Valley (including San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Kings, Tulare, and the SJV portion of Kern County)  are eligible to receive a voucher for the replacement of their old wood or pellet device with a new, efficient heat system. Eligible replacement systems include gas stoves/inserts, gas fireplaces, and certified wood or pellet stoves/inserts. Homeowners and renters are eligible to apply. Low-income residents are eligible for enhanced incentives.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • Up to $1,000 voucher for the purchase of a certified wood insert/freestanding stove.
    • Up to $1,000 voucher for the purchase of a certified pellet insert/freestanding stove.
    • Up to $1,000 voucher for the purchase of a natural gas insert/freestanding stove.
      • Gas devices for standard and low-income residents come with an extra $500 incentive
    • Low-income residents that provide evidence of income status are eligible for up to an additional $2,500.

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    grants@valleyair.org

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    Eastern Kern Woodsmoke Reduction Program

    Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District

    Residents of Eastern Kern County are eligible to receive a voucher for replacing their old wood stove with a new heating appliance.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    The Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control (District) is offering rebate vouchers to replace non-EPA certified wood stoves, fireplace inserts, and open-hearth fireplaces used as a primary source of heat, with new cleaner burning devices. The new device must be one of the following: EPA certified fireplace insert or woodstove, natural gas, propane, or electric heating device. An old wood stove being replaced must be uncertified. A wood stove installed prior to 1988, or that
    does not have a label permanently affixed to it describing particulate matter emission standards qualifies for this Program. This Program is only available to homeowners.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $4,000 voucher for residents of Low-income communities as designated by this map.
    • $2,000 voucher for all other residents.
      • Low-income households outside of these communities are eligible if they provide evidence of enrollment in a low-income assistance program.
    Regions:
    Kern County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    (661) 862-5250

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    South Coast Wood Stove & Fireplace Change-Out Incentive Program

    South Coast Air Quality Management District

    Residents of Boyle Heights area, Chino/Ontario/Corona area, City of San Bernardino area, City of Riverside area, and Norco/Corona area may be eligible to receive a voucher for replacing their old wood stove with an efficient heat source.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    In the process of reducing emissions from wood-burning devices, South Coast AQMD is offering an incentive for residents, renters (with landlord approval), or landlords of a rental property in the areas surrounding cities of Riverside and San Bernardino or the community of Boyle Heights to replace their wood-burning device. If you are a resident of one of these areas you may be eligible to receive funds for an installation of a cleaner-burning alternative. This program is open to residents of specific zip codes within these areas, viewable within this pdf. Residents are eligible to replace their old wood stove with one of these efficient options: Gas Logs, Gas or Electric Fireplace/Stove/Insert, Certified Wood Stove/Insert (replacing non-certified stove or open fireplace), Alcohol Fueled Fireplace Insert, or an EPA Qualified Fireplace Retrofit Kit.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Heat source replacement

    Funding Details:

    • $800,000 in funding available.
    • All voucher values are doubled for those that qualify for low-income vouchers, determined by participation in a low-income assistance program.
    • For houses with gas service available that don't use wood as a primary heat source
      • $200 voucher for replacing with gas logs
      • $800 for replacing with a gas or electric fireplace/stove/insert
      • $300 for replacing with an alcohol fueled device
    • For houses with no gas service available OR wood used as a primary source of heat (with or without gas service)
      • $200 voucher for replacing with gas logs
      • $800 for replacing with a gas or electric fireplace/stove/insert
      • $600 for replacing with a certified wood stove/insert
      • $300 for replacing with an alcohol fueled device
      • $100 for purchase of an EPA qualified fireplace retrofit kit

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    fireplacevoucher@aqmd.gov

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    Home Repair Services

    Homage Senior Services

    Residents of Snohomish County that meet income specifications are eligible to receive free minor home repairs.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Minor Home Repair assists low- and moderate-income senior and disabled homeowners by providing health and safety related repairs that they cannot perform due to lack of funds and\or inability to physically perform the repairs themselves. Our purpose is to enable people to remain in their homes as long as possible.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Limited Weatherization, Heating Repair, Minor Plumbing and Roof Leak Repairs

    Funding Details:

    Cost of Minor Repairs

    Award Type:
    Home Repairs
    Regions:
    Snohomish County

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    425.265.2222

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    Native American Direct Loan (NADL)

    US Department of Veterans Affairs

    VA provides direct home loans to eligible Native American Veterans to finance the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land, or to refinance a prior NADL to reduce the interest rate.

    Eligible Applicants: Individual Renter or Homeowner

    About the Award:

    Native American Veterans and their spouses may be eligible to receive a guaranteed loan to purchase, construct, or improve a home on Federally-recognized trust, allotted lands, Alaska Native corporations, and Pacific Island territories. The NADL Program offers no downpayment, a 3.75% interest rate, and no private mortgage insurance cost. Eligible applicants must have a valid Certificate of Eligibility and be a satisfactory credit risk. The tribal government of your member tribe must have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, which spells out the conditions under which the program will operate on its trust lands. Follow this link to see if your tribe has a MOU with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Native American Veterans must pay a low funding fee of 1.25% to obtain VA's direct loan to purchase a home.

    Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

    Construction, Repairs, Weatherization

    Funding Details:

    • No downpayment
    • 3.75% interest rate. Interest rates are subject to change due to market fluctuations.
    • Maximum loan limits vary based on location.
    • Fixed-rate 30-year mortgage
    Award Type:
    Loan
    Regions:
    National

    Typical Application Period: Rolling

    Contact:

    Regional Loan Center of Jurisdiction - 1-877-827-3702

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